Scots shellfish storage firm expands following financial assist

A SCOTS shellfish storage firm has expanded its current premises following assist from an financial improvement model.

InvestFife, the collective model incorporating Fife Council’s Financial Improvement companies, along with Enterprise Gateway’s assist, has enabled Todd Fish Tech to increase its current premises in Dalgety Bay, Fife.

Established by husband and spouse crew, Errin and Keith Todd, Todd Fish Tech are a producing enterprise producing the patented Lobster Pod.

Using seven employees, they’ve been positioned in Dalgety Bay since 2015. 

Errin and Keith Todd (centre) established Todd Fish Tech, which has been positioned in Dalgety Bay since 2015.

Beginning off in a single unit at West Means, Dalgety Bay, they’ve now expanded into an additional two models.

The brand new models create a spacious workplace and supply a warehouse and manufacturing workshop facility.

In addition they present Todd Fish Tech with sufficient room to retailer the multitude of specialist instruments, provides and tools, a lot of it from Europe, that it makes use of to fabricate its shellfish storage programs.

With its new premises, Todd Fish Tech is now within the place to handle what it sees as the best problem to its continued development – the drive for extra employees throughout all ranges of operation.

In 2021 Todd Fish Tech managed to extend its turnover by 50%, and is on track to extend it much more in 2022.

Errin Todd, Director of Todd Fish Tech, mentioned: “Financial Improvement, with assist from Enterprise Gateway Fife, have made our transfer to those new spacious and nicely managed models a actuality.

“We will herald new employees in a spread of positions from college leaver to administration stage, understanding that we’ve an appropriate working surroundings for everybody.

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“We have now our eye firmly on sustainability, with the purpose of making a sustainable shellfish fishery, and these new premises will assist us obtain this.”

“The EU exit has meant for us that many European suppliers are asking for a lot bigger minimal orders than earlier than.”

“A scarcity of area was an actual barrier to us in so some ways in our future ambitions,” added Errin.

“Lynne Baillie, Enterprise Advisor from Enterprise Gateway Fife, has been invaluable in what has been a journey of help over a number of years.

“She actually understood our enterprise, taking time to determine and ship the precise assist we would have liked.”

As an ex-teacher, Errin is dedicated to offering younger individuals with office coaching alternatives.

A number of college pupils who initially got here on work expertise placements, at the moment are everlasting crew members, studying new abilities.

The enterprise has a spread of positions to fill, together with manufacturing technicians, appropriate for people who find themselves used to working with instruments.

Councillor Altany Craik, Fife Council Spokesperson – Finance, Economic system & Strategic Planning, mentioned: “It was our pleasure to assist Todd Fish Tech make this transfer to bigger premises.

“We’re delighted that they’re already seeing vital advantages as they purpose to take their enterprise to the subsequent stage.”